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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Road Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

6. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of progress on the A5 project; the funding that will be made available for this project; when the funding will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47795/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Road Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

17. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Bonagee link road project in County Donegal; when the project will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47794/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Bovine Disease Controls

Charlie McConalogue

170. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of new EU level proposals that will mandate the testing of cattle for TB every six months. [48282/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Animal Welfare

Charlie McConalogue

171. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the regulatory regime regarding the sale of dosing products for animals and the points of sale to obtain such products by farmers; if there has been a recent change by which such products can only be obtained from a veterinary practice; and if he has considered the additional burden and cost this may place on farmers obtaining such dosing products for their animals. [48285/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Organic Farming Scheme Applications

Charlie McConalogue

172. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the average time by weeks and months it took to process new applicants when the organic farming scheme was reopened for a brief period in November 2018 for 30 days; and the number of applicants that were informed whether they were eligible to join the scheme or not in each month after November 2018, in tabular form. [48286/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Common Agricultural Policy Reform

Charlie McConalogue

173. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the date by which Ireland formally must submit its final CAP strategic plan to the EU Commission; and if there will be increased demands on his Department in relation to administrating the new delivery model and the move to performance instead of compliance based approach as set out in the European Commission CAP proposals published in June 2018. [48287/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Common Agricultural Policy

Charlie McConalogue

174. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department carried out an analysis on the new green architecture as set out in the new European Commission CAP proposals published in June 2018; and his views on this architecture and the new eco scheme proposed. [48288/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Greyhound Industry

Charlie McConalogue

180. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if greyhounds require a licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48371/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Pension Provisions

Charlie McConalogue

248. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 633 of 22 January 2019, if she will provide a further update in relation to the proposed changes of the pension scheme in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48398/19]

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019

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Court Accommodation Provision

Charlie McConalogue

14. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the OPW has carried out a recent assessment of Carndonagh courthouse, Carndonagh, County Donegal; if issues have been identified; his plans to remedy same; the timeframe involved; if the OPW will work with the Courts Service to ensure a temporary venue is made available in Carndonagh and that court sittings continue to be held in Carndonagh; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47796/19]

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists Data

Charlie McConalogue

184. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the waiting times for ENT appointments at Letterkenny University Hospital, County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47931/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

Charlie McConalogue

35. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a development at a school (details supplied); the funding that will be made available; the timeline of when the works will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47496/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Charlie McConalogue

67. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the site acquisition to accommodate a school (details supplied); the timeline of works to ensure that the school campus is completed as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47497/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Special Educational Needs Staff

Charlie McConalogue

142. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide an increase in special education teacher, SET, hours to a school (details supplied) in view of an appeal by the school for an increase; the number of additional SET hours that will be made available; when the additional hours will be sanctioned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47093/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Food Prices

Charlie McConalogue

302. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department has examined the proposal to ban the below-cost selling of agricultural produce including beef; and the way in which this could be achieved with existing national and EU legislation. [47684/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Autism Support Services

Charlie McConalogue

347. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 363 of 14 May 2019, the status of the recruitment process of an autism therapist post in Inishowen, County Donegal the disability services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47185/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Charlie McConalogue

371. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 418 of 9 July 2019, when funding will be made available to enable a facility (details supplied) to reopen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47302/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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HSE Staff

Charlie McConalogue

386. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47336/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Charlie McConalogue

473. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on comments made by An Taoiseach on the accounting methodology used in calculating emissions in the agricultural sector (detail supplied); and his plans to have the matter reviewed at EU and UN level. [47084/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Rural Development Programme Data

Charlie McConalogue

479. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 475 of 22 October 2019, the budget allocations made to each respective scheme in 2014; and the corresponding expenditure level in 2014. [47163/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Organic Farming Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

492. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the financial allocations on an annual basis under the 2014-2020 RDP for the organic farming scheme; the annual amount expended on the scheme in each year since established; the number of active participants in the scheme; the number of approved applicants that subsequently withdrew from the scheme; the number of successful applicants in each year of the scheme; the number of unsuccessful applicants in each year of the scheme to date; the appeals process in place; the number of approved applicants in the scheme that received payments in each year of scheme by advance and balancing payments approved applicants that did not receive payments in each year by advance and balancing payments in tabular form; and if he is considering reopening the organic farm scheme. [47681/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Organic Farming Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

493. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding allocated to new entrants when the organic farming scheme was re-opened for a brief period in November 2018 for 30 days; the number of successful applicants that applied to the scheme in this period; the number of unsuccessful applicants; the number of applicants that successfully appealed to be included in the scheme when it reopened in this period; the number that were unsuccessful with their appeal in tabular form; the original number of participants targeted to subscribe to the scheme; and if the scheme been oversubscribed. [47682/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Agriculture Industry

Charlie McConalogue

494. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has examined the proposal to ban the below-cost selling of agricultural produce, including beef; and the way in which this could be achieved with existing national and EU legislation. [47683/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Legislative Programme

Charlie McConalogue

495. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the publication of the sea fisheries and maritime jurisdiction (amendment) Bill as indicated in the autumn 2019 legislative programme. [47685/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Food Marketing Programme

Charlie McConalogue

496. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the initiatives being funded by his Department and the agencies under his remit to market suckler beef as a premium product and increase the return for the primary producer. [47686/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Fishing Industry

Charlie McConalogue

497. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to protect Irish fishing interests at EU level; the status of the latest discussions ahead of the December 2019 EU Council meeting of fisheries Ministers at which 2020 total allowable catches and quotas will be agreed; the bilateral discussions he has had to date in 2019 with counterparts in this regard. [47687/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

592. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the scoring sheet for an organisation (details supplied) which applied to the town and village renewal scheme 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47620/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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EU Budget Contribution

Charlie McConalogue

56. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Finance the number of EU member states that are prepared to increase national contributions to the EU budget and the Multiannual Financial Framework, MFF, 2021 to 2027 in order to increase spending for CAP; the number of member states that are against increasing national contributions to the EU budget proposed by the European Commission in May 2018; and the increased national percentage in GNI terms required for each member state to increase contributions to prevent proposed cuts to CAP post-2020. [47072/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

215. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 510 of 6 September 2019, the progress made in the decanting of students during the period of the construction of a new school building (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46664/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

216. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the construction of a school building (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46669/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Trade Agreements

Charlie McConalogue

278. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when a final completed sustainability impact assessment of the Mercosur trade agreement will be completed by the European Commission; and if the Directorate-General for Trade is the lead Commission directorate for this impact assessment. [46079/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Trade Agreements

Charlie McConalogue

408. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the timeline for an updated impact assessment to be carried out by the European Commission following the 2016 report on the cumulative economic impact of future trade agreements on EU agriculture, which was predicated on the UK remaining in the EU; if a new impact assessment will be carried out to provide for all Brexit scenarios and the impact of 99,000 tonnes of increased Mercosur beef quota; and if the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development is the lead Commission directorate for this impact assessment. [46080/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Trade Agreements

Charlie McConalogue

409. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the timeline for the economic impact assessment to be carried out on the Mercosur deal agreed between the EU and Mercosur countries. [46081/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Horticulture Sector

Charlie McConalogue

416. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports he will consider to aid vegetable and potato growers who have not been able to harvest their crops due to recent wet weather. [46187/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Common Agricultural Policy

Charlie McConalogue

417. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the legislative proposals of the European Commission (details supplied) laying down transitional provisions for the current CAP programme to be extended to 2021; the position Ireland is taking on the files at Council level; the EU funding for Ireland in 2020 under Pillar 1 direct payments and Pillar 2 rural development programme in tabular form; the proposed budget allocations for Pillar 1 and Pillar 2, respectively, in 2021 as set out in the legislative files; and the steps he will take to build support with like-minded member states to ensure that proposed budget cuts to direct payments and the rural development programme are reversed in 2021. [46188/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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National Childcare Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

497. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if there will be a mechanism for Tusla and public health nurse referrals under the new national childcare scheme similar to the community childcare subvention programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46115/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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National Childcare Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

498. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the date the new national childcare scheme will open for applications; if the date will be extended for new entrants to the community childcare subvention programme past 15 November 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46132/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Housing Estates

Charlie McConalogue

577. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the progress to date that has taken place regarding the taking-in-charge of housing developments with stand-alone treatment plants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46323/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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EU Meetings

Charlie McConalogue

168. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of discussions at the most recent EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting regarding CAP proposals post 2020, national strategic plans, environmental measures being considered, distribution of payments, transitional proposals being considered and discussions on EU MFF proposals. [45861/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Common Agricultural Policy Reform

Charlie McConalogue

169. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if CAP transition measures (details supplied) proposed by the European Commission would result in cuts to direct payments in October 2020 and cuts in farm schemes under pillar 2 to farmers here; and the process involved for the decision to become final. [45862/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Social Farming

Charlie McConalogue

170. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will report on social farming here; the funding breakdown between Exchequer and EU sources; and the 2019 and 2020 allocations. [45863/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Charlie McConalogue

171. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 325 of 8 October 2019, the number of applicants selected for a remote sensing inspection in respect of the various 2019 area-based schemes; the number of inspections in respect of the cases that have taken place; the number finalised and processed to payment stage; and the number of such applicants who have and have not received their 2019 payments by county in tabular form. [45864/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

172. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of approved applicants into each 2019 area-based scheme in pillars 1 and 2; the number of such applicants selected for inspection; the number of applicants who have had their inspections and are awaiting their advance payments; the number of applicants who have had their inspections and received their advance payments; and the number of applicants who have not had their inspections to date and are awaiting payment by county in tabular form. [45865/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Budget 2020

Charlie McConalogue

173. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the 2020 allocation to the BEEP scheme; if additional measures to the existing scheme will be added; the process involved; and if approval from the European Commission has been sought in this regard. [45866/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Budget 2020

Charlie McConalogue

174. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the European Commission has been contacted regarding adding measures or introducing new schemes to give effect to the €40 million for targeted supports for the beef sector announced in budget 2020. [45867/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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TB Eradication Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

175. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will report on the recent spending review of the TB eradication programme carried out by the IGEES; and his views regarding an organisation (details supplied) regarding the review. [45868/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Applications

Charlie McConalogue

204. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a partial capacity benefit application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45834/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Charlie McConalogue

214. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a domiciliary care allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45759/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Home Tuition Scheme Provision

Charlie McConalogue

189. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if home tuition will be approved for a child (details supplied) in County Donegal from September 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44452/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Charlie McConalogue

641. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health his plans to remove age restrictions associated with the provision of the FreeStyle Libre device; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45053/19]

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